Photographs of newborn infants have been a tradition in family photography for centuries. If you have any photos of your ancestors, most likely there are a few photographs of sleeping newborns cradled neatly in a posing basket. Because of the amount of light it took to capture an image onto the films of the 1800s, the photographer could only capture decent images when the babies were asleep. Any movement at all could render a blurry photograph. Today, in modern times, fast digital cameras allow photographers to photograph the newborn child while they are awake to freeze the smiles and sudden movements that parents so very much want to remember in years to come.